Blog 3 – What Madders Most
Ecuador 2014 – Site Investigation in Guayaquil (El Fortin), Ecuador
On Monday (9/29/14) did a site investigation in an area called “El Fortin” in Guayaquil. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is a coastal/port city. El Fortin means “fort” and was settled by squatters about 15 years ago, who came out of the rural areas looking for work. There is no official law enforcement in this area because the community takes care of things within. If you are not welcome then it’s probably best to stay out. Fortunately our missionary friend from Cuenca, George Wertz, lived in Guayaquil for his first 1.5 years of missionary service and came to know Pastor Nino of Iglesia Cristiana Eangelica Restaurando El Tabernaculo, who has been at the church for 10 years. Pastor Nino is well respected in the community and has an important outreach where they feed upwards of 200 children per week. The next step in Pastor Nino’s mission is to provide clean water for the community. The water purification room would be located on the front porch and measure 6’x8′, which would make it the smallest room system installed to date.